Thursday, October 14, 2010

Looking Forward to Sunday

It's our last full day in Serenje. It's been an amazing trip - the project out here is going so well, and making a genuine difference in the lives of hundreds of people.

In year three of the project we want to increase the number of orphans and vulnerable children being supported to go to school from 880 to 1,700, and the number of family farmers being given seed and training in farming go from 700 to over 1,000. In order to do that we need to raise £100,000 to fund year three. We will be having gift days for this over the next two Sundays (17th & 24th October).

Please can I ask you to pray about what you are going to give, either as a one off gift or via standing order over the next 12 months. Catrina and I will be doing both, perhaps you can do the same.

We heard yesterday about children dropping out of school because they can't afford to take their year 9 exams, which cost £5. Whether you can give £5 or £5,000 it can contribute to transforming the lives of people in this community.

I so appreciate everyone who gives, and can't wait to see you all again on Sunday.

Simon.

1 comment:

Alison said...

Hi - Have you also thought about setting up a justgiving page for Serenje http://www.justgiving.com/ I've just used it for a friend's charity and it's very easy to use - you can reclaim gift aid on donations as well